Jade of the Kunlun Mountains


First some web information and mythos on the sacred Kunlun mountains of China and the precious jade mined there, followed by my (Maia’s) akashic insights.

Kunlun Mountains of China

Kunlun jade is found in the Kunlun Mountains in Qinghai Province. The type of jade is now recognized as a world-class jewel. Kunlun Mountain is the birthplace of many legendary stories in China, and the discovery of Kunlun jade added more mystery to it.

The Kunlun Mountains (simplified Chinese: 昆仑山; traditional Chinese: 崑崙山; pinyin: Kūnlún Shān; Mongolian: Хөндлөн Уулс) is one of the longest mountain chains  in Asia, extending more than 3,000 km.

From the Pamirs of Tajikistan, it runs east along the border between Xinjiang and Tibet autonomous regions to the Sino-Tibetan ranges in Qinghai province.[1] It stretches along the southern edge of what is now called the Tarim Basin, the infamous Takla Makan or “sand-buried houses” desert, and the Gobi Desert. A number of important rivers flow from it including the Karakash River (‘Black Jade River’) and the Yurungkash River (‘White Jade River’), which flow through the Khotan Oasis into the Taklamakan Desert.

Altyn-Tagh or Altun Range is one of the chief northern ranges of the Kunlun. Nan Shan or its eastern extension Qilian is another main northern range of the Kunlun. In the south main extension is the Min Shan. Bayan Har Mountains, a southern branch of the Kunlun Mountains, forms the watershed between the catchment basins of China’s two longest rivers, the Yangtze River and the Huang He.

The highest mountain of the Kunlun Shan is the Kunlun Goddess (7,167 m) in the Keriya area. The Arka Tagh (Arch Mountain) is in the center of the Kunlun Shan; its highest point is Ulugh Muztagh. Some authorities claim that the Kunlun extends north westwards as far as Kongur Tagh (7,649 m) and the famous Muztagh Ata (7,546 m). But these mountains are physically much more closely linked to the Pamir group (ancient Mount Imeon). (Wikipedia)

The Kunlun mountains are believed to be Taoist paradise. The first to visit this paradise was, according to the legends, King Mu (976-922 BCE) of the Zhou Dynasty. He supposedly discovered there the Jade Palace of Huang-Di, the mythical Yellow Emperor and originator of Chinese culture, and met Hsi Wang Mu (Xi Wang Mu) , the ‘Spirit Mother of the West’ usually called the ‘Queen Mother of the West’, who was the object of an ancient religious cult which reached its peak in the Han Dynasty, also had her mythical abode in these mountains. Jesuit missionaries, the noted American Sinologist Charles Hucker, and London University’s Dr Bernard Leeman (2005) have suggested that Xiwangmu and the Queen of Sheba were one and the same person. The Transcendency of Sheba, a religious group, believes that the Queen of Sheba’s pre-Deuteronomic Torah recorded in the Kebra Nagast was influential in the development of Daoism. They insist that after vacating the throne for her son Solomon the queen journeyed to the Kunlun Mountains where, known as the Queen from the West, she attained spiritual enlightenment. (web source)

Kunlun Jade

Since ancient times, the magnificent Kunlun Mountains in northwestern China has remained a famous cradle of jade. At the Beijing 2008 Olympics, Kunlun jade added Chinese elegance to the Olympic medals.

Early in 1992, Darcy, a farmer from Golmud, Qinghai Province, came across several pieces of green stones near the Fairy Maiden Peak in the Kunlun Mountains. Never before seeing such a stone, he brought one home. It weighed dozens of kilograms. His interest growing, in hopes of finding more stones, he led his son and two of his friends to revisit the peak a couple of days later. When the group reached the top of the peak after three hours of tough trekking, they were shocked by an incredible scene: Countless rough jadeites in light green and white were growing on the ground. A jadeite mine formed billions of years ago was thus revealed.

mystical Kunlun


Stone Legend

Reputed as the Ridge of Asia, the Kunlun Mountains originate at the Pamir Plateau and snake eastwards across the heart of the Asian continent. Ranging in altitude an average of 5,500 meters, the mountain range runs 1,800 kilometers through the Xinjiang Ugyur Autonomous Region and extends more than 1,200 kilometers into Qinghai Province.

For thousands of years, the Kunlun Mountains have remained well known in Chinese folklore and mythology. It is said the Royal Mother of the West is the immortal owner of the mountains, and the Black Sea, the headstream of the Kunlun River, is her abode named Jade Pond. The bamboo slips unearthed from an ancient tomb in Henan Province record such a legend: King Mu of the Zhou Dynasty (C. 11th-256B.C.) rides eight steeds, which can run 10,000 miles a day, to meet the Royal Mother of the West in the Jade Pond. Before his departure for the return trip, the goddess presents him with eight carriages loaded with jade, and makes an appointment with the king to again meet three years later.

The Kunlun Mountains and the Himalayas are located at the junction of two continental plates. Due to ongoing collision between the two plates over billions of years, as well as the crushing force from magmata under the crust, a special sort of stone was formed – Kunlun jadeites.

It is hard to grasp the difficulty and hardship behind the acquisition of a beautiful piece of jade, unless you personally watch how these miners work in such an arduous environment, and how they struggle with uncertain hope. Mr. Han and his team have worked in the Wild Ox Valley for more than a year, investing 10 million yuan. Several miners lost their lives, and will forever be at rest in the valley. And yet, to date they have discovered no jade ore deposits.

Even so, many others still come to the Wild Ox Valley and the Fairy Maiden Peak in the Kunlun Mountains to seek the stone, with the hope that their dream may be realized. It is these hardworking miners who create the legend behind the renowned Kunlun jade. (web source)

Maia’s Insights

The white and green jade of the Kunlun carries the balance of earth and sky…it is what I will call a “Quan Yin” jade for it is part of what my inner-planes mentor Thoth refers to as the Quan Yin crystal matrix. As one can see from the NASA image below, the Kunlun mountains compose Quan Yin’s “fan” of merdians connecting to various nodes within the whole Quan Yin matrix.

NASA space photo of the Kunlun mountains

The Kunlun serves as the major nexus of connective earth energy stands for the Quan Yin matrix, thus the jade from this region contains holographs of the complete matrix. The Quan Yin matrix is one of three “Goddess” grids on the planet…the other two being the Pele matrix in the Pacific Ocean (centered in Hawaiian Islands) and the third – Ishtar matrix – in the Middle East.

Kunlun Jade is a stone for maturing the Divine Feminine within and opening to more expansive expressions of this fluid quality out into the world. It also contains the Light codes of Lemuria as there are strong connective veins running from this region in China to the Motherland of the Pacific – the Pele matrix (of MU). It was in the Kunlun that the Priestess of Xangau of MU came after the great and last deluge of the Lemurian (MU) continent…through Atlantis and on to China – to the Kunlun Mountains, where a sanctuary had already been established there for them.

I have in my possession some exquisite Kunlun jade and hope to acquire more in the near future. I put these jade beads through a process of infusing them with “re-activation codes” which bring forth greater clarity and strength from their original ancient birthing. Those who may be interested in obtaining some of this “re-activated” jade can contact me to be put on a list for that purpose.

white & green jade beads seen here are Kunlun